postdoc in plant molecular population genetics

Thomas Mitchell-Olds tmo at popgen.biology.umt.edu
Wed Jan 19 11:34:02 EST 1994

Postdoc in Plant Molecular Evolution and Ecology:

A postdoc is available to study molecular evolutionary 
genetics of Arabis fecunda, a wild relative of Arabidopsis.  
We are studying population differentiation and DNA sequence 
variation at several loci.  Regulatory genes controlling 
initiation of flowering have pleiotropic effects on 
fecundity and age of first reproduction.  In addition, 
resistance to fungal pathogens is influenced by activity of 
chitinase, a pathogenic response protein that hydrolyzes 
fungal cell walls.  Analysis of DNA sequence polymorphisms 
will permit inferences of factors affecting 
molecular evolution and its ecological consequences.

This position entails laboratory work in molecular evolution 
during most of the year, and field studies of wild 
populations during the summer.  Applicants should be 
experienced with methods of molecular biology and concepts 
of evolutionary genetics.  In addition, candidates must be 
willing to conduct field work in mountainous areas of 
western Montana during the summer.

For further information contact:

Thomas Mitchell-Olds

e-mail: tmo at popgen.biology.umt.edu

phone:  607-275-0065

Permanent address:
  Division of Biological Sciences
  University of Montana
  Missoula, MT 59812

Address for correspondence until 1 June 1994:
  Section of Genetics and Development
  Biotechnology Building
  Cornell University
  Ithaca, NY 14853

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